Object: MESSIER 40 and galaxy NGC 4290          Constell: UMA

RA: 12h 20.8m (gal)     Decl: +58° 06'          Epoch: 2000
Mag: 12.7m (p)          Size: 2.4'x1.6'         Type: SB(rs)ab:

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 5./6.1.1997, 00.50

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter:
Field: 22'              NE Lim.mag: 6.2m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 
Weather: -18 °C, no Moon.         

Brightness: 3           Alt: 55°
Description: A typical fainter galaxy: Somewhat elliptical, PA
about 90°. Size 2'x1.5'. Moderately concentrated towards a
bright core but no nucleus is visible. 

M 40 (Winnecke 4): Two bluish-white stars of exactly same
magnitude.